Kenya: more about the country

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in the heart of East Africa. The capital, and largest city in the country, is Nairobi.
In December 1963, Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom. Following the adoption of a new constitution in August 2010, Kenya is now divided into 47 semi-autonomous territories, each governed by an elected governor.
Well over half of the Kenyan population lives of agriculture and livestock – primarily beef and dairy cattle, but also sheep, goat and even camel herding. Only 20% of the country’s land can be used for cultivation and pasture, the rest is barren or mountainous. Farmers mainly produce maize, wheat, barley, sugar cane, beans, bananas, rice, pineapples and cotton for their own needs. In addition, roses are cultivated on large plantations. 

Kenya drought area

Kenya – a country in crisis

Kenya stands on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster. After two years without rain, at the beginning of the year the government declared a state of national emergency. The number of people suffering from famine has doubled from 1.3 million to 2.6 million. Almost 500,000 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years are suffering from acute malnutrition.
The Kenyan people already experienced a period of severe drought in early 2006, which was ended by record-breaking rainfall in April. The result led to flooding throughout the country. In 2011, people in the Horn of Africa suffered from a severe hunger crisis… Kenya’s natural disasters seem to be never-ending!

Kenya's children need more help ever

The children of Kenya and their families are now more dependent on external help than ever before: there is virtually no drinking water in the country. Read aboutรข€‹ how we provide people with life-giving water thanks to the help of our donors!

Our programs in Kenya:
Water harvest
Water brings education

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